Yealmpton v Plympton U16 2/7/18
Plympton U16s travelled to Yealmpton for their 3rd league game of the season. As has fortunately been a feature of this season, it was a beautiful Summer’s evening – perfect for cricket!
Having won the toss, Plympton captain Tobin Barker elected to bat first. With Yealmpton having lost a player at very short notice at the start of the game, Plympton’s Alasdair Lambie very kindly offered to be their 11th man on the field, ensuring everyone got to play.
Openers Elliot Hamilton and Oliver Goulder got off to a blistering start, knocking boundaries all over the place, although surprisingly failing to lose any balls due to the diligent efforts of other team members waiting to bat in locating them! Reaching his 50 in 24 balls, Hamilton retired on 54 bringing ex Yealmpton player Tobin Barker to the crease. Unfortunately for him, but much to the delight of the Yealmpton players he lost his wicket after only 5 balls to the bowling of Tom Brown. After that Plympton did not show any let up with Goulder retiring on 50 off 31 balls, followed by Ben Privett on 52 off 22 and then finally Billy Pitman on 54 off 25. As the final ball was bowled Jack Sellick had reached 32no accompanied by Jake Agnew on 1 off 1 ball and the score on 265/1.
After a short break for much deserved drinks, Yealmpton’s openers Oscar Hill and George Moss took to the field in great spirits despite facing a huge run chase. The top 3 collapsed having battled through to take the score on to 50. However Blue Ewer started to steady the ship, gaining a well-deserved 33 before being bowled by Isaac Rowsell, the score had now crept up to 71-6. Oliver Faye was the only other batsman to show any resistance and he put on an impressive 30 before being the last wicket to fall with a very impressive over the shoulder catch by Ben Privett off Tobin Barker’s bowling.
Yealmpton finished on 101-10, Plympton winning by 164 runs. Despite the huge difference in scores, this game was played in fantastic spirits, with both teams enjoying just being out playing cricket and everyone getting involved.